True story – In 1945 there was a chicken in Colorado that had its head cut off (Sorry, gruesome I know). What’s incredible about this particular chicken is that the axe missed its jugular vein but left enough of the brain stem attached for this chicken to live. Not only did this chicken live, but it actually seemed to thrive. In fact, in the following two years the chicken actually put on 6 lbs.
This chicken was later named Mike and actually toured the country being shown at different shows and events. The chicken made its owner up to $4,500 a month (63 years ago!!!). People by the thousands paid 25 cents to see Mike and were amazed at how Mike seemed to live a completely “normal” life.
Mike was fed through an eyedropper, but other than that he simply went about his life. Even headless, Mike would happily “peck” for food blissfully unaware that he had no head.
Now this story is amazing to me for several reasons, but the one that stood out to me most was that a chicken with literally his head taken off could function as he did before. He was a drone. He did the same activities day in and day out but never had to “think” for himself.
Sometimes as I watch people that do the same thing day after day with no ambition or action to change their circumstances or their lives that they are no better off than Mike. We all have the capability to live a full life despite our circumstances, but it requires work, dedication, and proper planning. Instead, I believe so many are content like Mike to “peck” around and do their daily activities only worrying about what they are doing the next day.
We have a head for a reason – Lets learn to use it for our benefit. Don’t be like Mike that only lived day to day and was content. If you are in a situation that you don’t want to be in then use your head and improve your status. Quit running around like a chicken with your head cut off and do something worthwhile!
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